City Scoop: Phnom Penh

16 November 2015
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When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!

We asked media adviser, Tessa Anderssen for her insider scoop on Phnom Penh and she delivered, pulling out some of the city's gems that we might have otherwise missed.

 Twilight brings with it beauty in Phnom Penh (Image: Getty)


RomdengThis training restaurant, run by NGO Friends International, is housed in a beautiful villa where diners can eat inside or in the garden. The menu includes some scary local delicacies including tarantulas.

After Dark

Laneway 308A number of small bars and restaurants are clustered in this hidden laneway – including Meat & Drink and Red Bar – and each has its own unique look and feel.


The Royal PalaceThe Royal Palace is one of the few green spaces in the city and boasts beautiful traditional architecture.

 The Royal Palace

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Day Trip

Udong Mountain – Hire a taxi for the day or catch a bus leaving from Central Market, bring your walking shoes and explore hilltop temples for great views of the countryside.

Secret Tip

Insider Info – Join the expats in Wat Botum Park – overlooking the Royal Palace – Wednesday and Friday morning at 6.30am for 30 minutes of high-intensity training with MetaFit. Expect stares from the locals.

Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest deals on travelling to Phnom Penh.

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